John Dyer, who helped make the Social Security Administration a leader in
e-government, is moving to the private sector to take a top job at Science
Applications International Corp. After 30 years with the federal government,
Dyer will become vice president and deputy section manager of the enterprise
and health solutions sectors at SAIC. He was SSA's chief information officer
until being reassigned in October as senior adviser to SSA Commissioner
"SSA's Dyer headed to private sector" [FCW.com, Dec. 18, 2000]
Earlier this month, Sallie McDonald was named assistant commissioner
of the newly created office of information assurance and critical infrastructure
protection at the General Services Administration. McDonald has been with
GSA for 23 years, spending the past three in the Office of Information Security.
As head of the new security policy office, McDonald will lead the agency's
governmentwide responsibilities regarding network protection.
"GSA picks info assurance chief" [FCW.com, Dec. 12, 2000]
After a 20-year career in the federal government, Mark Reichardt recently
joined the OpenGIS Consortium Inc. as the organization's director of marketing
and public sector programs. Reichardt most recently led an international
spatial data infrastructure program for the Federal Geographic Data Committee.
Previously he had worked to improve federal/local coordination in the use
of geospatial technologies for decision-making and also worked for the Defense
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Jay Donnelly, project manager for the National Atlas Program at the
U.S. Geological Survey, received the Association for Federal Information
Resources Management November Leadership Award for his work on nationalatlas.gov.
The National Atlas of the United States is a governmentwide effort to
characterize and portray conditions in a map format using data collected
by the U.S. government. The current work began in 1997 under Donnelly's
direction. Unlike its predecessor, the new National Atlas is largely in
digital format accessible over the Internet.